top 2010 post #3…hello…the endangered greeting…

*****As we continue down memories lane of 2010’s top post, we go all activist on #3 in the honor of a lost word. Make sure you check back Friday for ubf’s take on what we learned in 2010.*****

Last weekend, I came to the realization that “hello” may be the latest victim of becoming extinct. No seriously. We need to get a hold of the greetings equivalent of PETA. Petitions need to be signed. Sit-ins planned. The time is now for us to stand up on behalf of all those “hellos” lost to never be seen again…

Ok off of my soapbox for a second to explain the condition I’m referring to. While sitting in a restaurant with the homie morningjoi, we witnessed a young gentleman approach a table of 4 women next to us. While this is not suprising as the table featured a beautiful collection of young ladies, the surprise was his tactic of choice used to garner attention that would hopefully lead to coitous.

He went with a very daring approach of extending his hand to the PYT of his liking. Within his hand, a business card (assuming it was real, he did have a job…congrats to the young brother). He then said, “Call me sometime.”


While morningjoi awarded him points for possessing what she referred to as “gangsta,” I wasn’t quite as blown away by the introduction.

He literally let his chances rest on: A) her opinion of his look (he was in white T and jeans – fairly forgettable); B) her opinion of his government name (I crossed my fingers that his name was in the bible and not the ghetto dictionary, for his sake); C) her feelings towards his employer’s address. As you can see, he was truly letting Jesus take the wheel.

I’m pretty sure this wasn’t the first time he’s went with this “go to move” as it didn’t seem to be out of character when he performed it flawlessly (in terms of execution not effectiveness). With that said, I was left wondering if this had worked previously given his reliance on it. Would it have been so hard to maybe say “Hello. My name is Mr. Business Card. Excuse me as I don’t mean to interrupt your meal with your friends but I must say that I thought you were beautiful and caught my attention. If you are available, I’d enjoy taking you out and getting to know you better.”?

Even if he didn’t say all of that, I would have at least wanted him to lead with a “hello” but it appears that those are extinct.

Moment of silence…

What do you ladies see as the best way to be approached?

onetrik…mr. goodbye hello…



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